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Who Is The Celestial Junk Man?

Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille is considered by some to be a true pioneer in astronomy. Learn about the stars and constellations he catalogued, many of which sound like items you might find in your attic!

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Here Comes The Autumnal Equinox: First Day of Fall!

Fall arrives this week with the Autumnal Equinox. But what is that, exactly? We explain.

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History Repeating Itself? The Cyclical Phases of the Moon

Did you know this week’s Moon phase will be the same in the year 2389? Lean more about the fascinating patterns in the Moon’s cycle.

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Full Moon For September 2017 – Harvest Moon or Corn Moon?

Traditionally, September’s full Moon is the Harvest Moon. But not this year! Find out why.

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Naming Your Own Star?

This week, one of the smallest constellations is reaching its highest point in the southern sky, Delphinus, the Dolphin. Read the fascinating story of how the stars in this constellation were named.

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To September 2017

Notable in September 2017 are Neptune, Mercury, the Full Corn Moon, the Autumnal Equinox and more. Our list of what’s happening in the night sky this month.

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Missed it in 2017? Mark Your Calendars For The Next Solar Eclipse

You might be wondering, when can I see the next solar eclipse? Here’s a list of dates for the next 5.

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This Week: Locate These 4 Constellations Near The Summer Triangle

Look overhead to find these lesser-known constellations in the summer evening sky.

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